12 Things Not To Miss In the High Desert

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12 Things Not To Miss In the High Desert

Food scene

A cold brew, a BLT, a kombucha (or beer) to go – this is the to-go spot for your morning or early afternoon fuel.
256 locals recommend
Frontier Café
55844 Twentynine Palms Highway
256 locals recommend
A cold brew, a BLT, a kombucha (or beer) to go – this is the to-go spot for your morning or early afternoon fuel.
Oh, you like Mexican food? Say no more. Algoberto's has the best burritos in the west, and even better – it's under $10! Go for Chicken, Carne Asada, or Carnitas. Eh, all of them are great!
11 locals recommend
Algoberto's Taco Shop
56143 Twentynine Palms Highway
11 locals recommend
Oh, you like Mexican food? Say no more. Algoberto's has the best burritos in the west, and even better – it's under $10! Go for Chicken, Carne Asada, or Carnitas. Eh, all of them are great!
The best place for pizza and craft brew in the High Desert. Not that there are that much competition, but even if there were, this place would beat them all. If you get lucky you'll catch a live band with dinner.
106 locals recommend
Giant Rock Meeting Room & Coffee House
1141 Old Woman Springs Rd
106 locals recommend
The best place for pizza and craft brew in the High Desert. Not that there are that much competition, but even if there were, this place would beat them all. If you get lucky you'll catch a live band with dinner.
You've seen it in all other guides to the High Desert, but for a reason. You can't book before hand to this New American place, so bring some coffee, and wait for your table. It's worth it.
385 locals recommend
La Copine
848 Old Woman Springs Rd
385 locals recommend
You've seen it in all other guides to the High Desert, but for a reason. You can't book before hand to this New American place, so bring some coffee, and wait for your table. It's worth it.
Do I need to fill you in? If you somehow missed Pappy + Harriet's up in Pioneertown, go immediately. Grab some ribs, get a beer by the counter, maybe even catch your favorite band by the outside stage. If you have been here before, you know why you need to go again.
601 locals recommend
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
601 locals recommend
Do I need to fill you in? If you somehow missed Pappy + Harriet's up in Pioneertown, go immediately. Grab some ribs, get a beer by the counter, maybe even catch your favorite band by the outside stage. If you have been here before, you know why you need to go again.
Tourists go to Pappy's, locals go to Red Dog. The vibe is always on point, and it doesn't hurt that they serve the best tacos and guacamole in the High Desert.
132 locals recommend
The Red Dog Saloon
53535 Mane Street
132 locals recommend
Tourists go to Pappy's, locals go to Red Dog. The vibe is always on point, and it doesn't hurt that they serve the best tacos and guacamole in the High Desert.

Activities

Regardless of whether you've been to a sound bath before, this place is a must. Learn about the UFOs from Venus that helped build this place, and be prepared for an experience you'll remember forever.
299 locals recommend
Integratron
2477 Belfield Boulevard
299 locals recommend
Regardless of whether you've been to a sound bath before, this place is a must. Learn about the UFOs from Venus that helped build this place, and be prepared for an experience you'll remember forever.
Any vintage shopper – don't miss out! Step into Dakota Bob's and buy yourself something nice. Maybe a hat, and a bolo tie? Open every Saturday and Sunday.
104 locals recommend
Sky Village Outdoor Marketplace
7028 Theatre Rd
104 locals recommend
Any vintage shopper – don't miss out! Step into Dakota Bob's and buy yourself something nice. Maybe a hat, and a bolo tie? Open every Saturday and Sunday.
For any occasion worth celebrating (maybe that you arrived?), stop by the Joshua Tree Bottle Shop and pick out your favorite bottle of wine. For any craft beer nerds out there, this is the best stocked fridge in the High Desert.
30 locals recommend
Joshua Tree Bottle Shop
61707 Twentynine Palms Highway
30 locals recommend
For any occasion worth celebrating (maybe that you arrived?), stop by the Joshua Tree Bottle Shop and pick out your favorite bottle of wine. For any craft beer nerds out there, this is the best stocked fridge in the High Desert.
In the middle of nowhere, yet in a suburban area, a several-acre large lot full of Burning Man-esque art appears. No charge, just walk around and interpret all the weirdness.
262 locals recommend
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
62975 Blair Lane
262 locals recommend
In the middle of nowhere, yet in a suburban area, a several-acre large lot full of Burning Man-esque art appears. No charge, just walk around and interpret all the weirdness.

Towns

Pioneertown has a special place in many people's hearts. Built as a Hollywood Western movie set in the 40's, this place has kept its small-town charm even as it gets more popular each year.
309 locals recommend
Pioneertown
309 locals recommend
Pioneertown has a special place in many people's hearts. Built as a Hollywood Western movie set in the 40's, this place has kept its small-town charm even as it gets more popular each year.

Neighborhoods

When on your way to Pioneertown, do the loop around back around to Yucca Valley. The road and scenery is something else – you'll probably start looking for a house out here when you're done.
Pipes Canyon Road
When on your way to Pioneertown, do the loop around back around to Yucca Valley. The road and scenery is something else – you'll probably start looking for a house out here when you're done.